James DeRouchey

VNR Recruitment

Luke Smulders

VNR Recruitment Assistant

Max Silverstein

VNR Recruitment Assistant

Why Join Alpha Gamma Rho?

AGR is two fraternities in one.

Alpha Gamma Rho is both a social and a professional fraternity. AGR does what you expect a social fraternity to do, socialize with other students on campus and in the community. But AGR is also a professional fraternity that is focused on helping young men prepare to be the leaders of the global agriculture industry.

We get you ready for the real world.

Because AGR is a professional fraternity, we are concerned with promoting your career development during your college years and after graduation.
We encourage:

  • Resume development
  • Leadership experiences through officer and chapter roles and
  • Career contacts through alumni of the chapter that have gone on to be successful in the agriculture industry.

We know the reason you’re in college.

AGR never loses sight of why you came to college in the first place…to graduate and get a job. The fact that all members of the house have similar career interests makes finding peer study groups easy. Our chapter also has a library, computers and printers that can be used by all members to increase their ability to study and do the work necessary to be successful.

AGR isn’t just for “farm boys.”

You don’t have to study production agriculture to join AGR. AGR is for any young man preparing for any engineering, agriculture, or food related career, including food science, biotechnology, agri-marketing, environmental science and many others.

AGR men are Leaders.

Leadership is an important skill you’ll learn or develop in Alpha Gamma Rho. Our members recognize the need to develop leadership skills and take an active part in fraternity and university activities. Fraternity officer positions give you real leadership experience. We also encourage leadership on campus as the house routinely has officers in numerous clubs, College of Agriculture Student Council officers, student senators, Kansas FFA officers, members of judging teams, College of Agriculture Ambassadors and other leadership positions.

AGR plays hard too.

If all this sounds like a lot of work, don’t worry, AGR knows how to have a lot of fun too. We participate in various intramural sports ranging from volleyball to flag football. We also have a full calendar of social events including responsible parties, tailgates, sorority functions and more. These social events strengthen the feeling of brotherhood and let you balance the professional and social aspects of the AGR experience.

Financial Responsibility

House bills at AGR are $4,000 per semester and include food, washer and dryer use, printer use and other vital items. This is cheaper than a semester in the dorms where laundry and printer costs are not included. AGR also offers many scholarships to members via generous alumni donations.

About the House

Member Perspective’s

Annual Events

Float Trip

The Brother’s first brotherhood event where we Canoe the Kansas River


Brothers take a road trip along with a date and spend the weekend together.


Between Chant the Pant, Wildcat Request Live and the parade there is a lot of festivities AGR and its paired sorority participates in.

Pink Rose

AGR’s Scholarship banquet that awards those who perform well in the classroom and exhibited high involvement within the fraternity.

Philanthropy events

— Boot Scoot’n Boogie: AGR pairs up with Alpha Chi Omega by having a cookout and dance to raise money for our Philanthropy Cystic Fibrosis. Even K-State Head Basketball Coach Jerome Tang made an appearance!

— Sell-A-Fella: The men of AGR are auctioned off for 2 hours of labor to the highest bidder! This event generally raises around $10,000 which is donated to our Philanthropy.

Date Parties

— Rouletter: AGR has the opportunity to have a date party in “The Barn” located in Wamego. No doubt the general consensus shows it’s the most looked forward to event all year.

— Bro Ball: AGR rents out a facility at the beginning of the year to gather everyone together along with dates.


The new members of AGR preform dances to each sorority as a celebration of the conclusion of their rush week.

AGR Royal

AGR hosts a cattle show at the Riley County fairground to give youth across the state the opportunity to exhibit their livestock.

Moms/Dads Day

Parents are invited to Manhattan to spend time with their sons and participate in fun activities prepared by the fraternity.

AGR Information


AGR gives out over $50,000 in scholarships annually to reward members for their involvement in the chapter and on campus. These scholarships include but not limited to giving $500 for each member with a GPA above 3.5 & $1,000 to those in the top 4 grade wise in their class.


Lunch: Monday- Friday 10:30am to 12:45pm

Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:30

Chapter/Formal Dinner (Wednesday)

    • Must wear navy blue blazer, Khaki slacks and a dynamic tie.

Study hours

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 6-9pm

First semester all new members are required to attend study hours.

    • 2nd -6th semesters in house are based on GPA

Designated Drivers

Designated drivers are set in place to ensure the safety of both in house and out of house Brothers as well as all ladies on campus. DD’s run Wednesday-Saturday 7pm – 3pm.

House Bills

House Bills are taken care of thru a program called Omega Fi. House bills are expected to be $4200 per semester for the 2023-24 school year. This includes all meals, laundry, rent, utilities and other operating expenses


The Renovated house consist of two 6-man rooms, a 2 man (for Nobel and VNR Finance) and 10 4-man rooms. During the Fall semester, rooms are split between new members and existing. Spring semester room assignments are first come first served based on rank. Members are required to live in house 3 years while in the Fraternity expect for a small few based on rank.

In House Rank

In house rank is determined by Grades, campus involvement, and how valuable your Brother’s have viewed you to the house. Rank determines the order for Kitchen Crews assignments, DD Shifts, and room selection.


A unique AGR tradition is our moped gang. While this isn’t a requirement, around 60-75% of the chapter owns one as they are a very convenient to get around campus.

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